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Preview: Ontario Welsh Festival

Music, poetry and all things Welsh are part of this weekend's Ontario Welsh Festival in Kingston. The event begins tonight at the Holiday Inn in downtown Kingston, on the waterfront. Todd Moe spoke with Hefina Phillips, president of the Ontario Welsh Festival, about the weekend's events.  Go to full article
A stained glass image of St. David
A stained glass image of St. David

Daffodils, leeks: It's St. David's Day!

The Welsh are celebrating St. David's Day today, in one way or another. St. David, or Dewi Sant, as he's known in the Welsh language, is the patron saint of Wales. Todd Moe talks with Hefina Phillips, president of the Ontario Welsh Festival, about St. David and next month's festival in Kingston. She says David was a sixth century Celtic bishop who spread Christianity among the pagan tribes of western Britain.  Go to full article
Sheep dog portrait by artist Michael Walker
Sheep dog portrait by artist Michael Walker

Kingston hosts sheep dog trials

Some of North America's best herding dogs will be in Kingston this weekend for the 19th annual Sheep Dog Trials. It's a competitive dog sport in which dogs move sheep around a field, fences, gates, or enclosures as directed by their handlers. More than a hundred dogs have been registered for the Kingston event. This weekend's trials are the largest of their kind in Canada and attract a number of local, national and North American champion sheep dogs. Todd Moe talks with the trainer of the current North American champion.  Go to full article
Lake Ontario fisherman John Rorabeck on Point Traverse
Lake Ontario fisherman John Rorabeck on Point Traverse

Saving the American Eel

For centuries, the American eel dominated the waters of Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River. Only 50 years ago, the snake-like fish accounted for half of the biomass of Lake Ontario. Today it has all but disappeared. Researchers and fishermen see the decline as a shrill warning about changes in climate and the environment. And they say now is the time to do something about it. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

International Arts Festival Planned for St. Lawrence Valley

Plans are underway for a US-Canadian music and art festival next year. Leaders from St.Lawrence communities met with Canadian organizers in April to make plans for a month-long series of events that would line both sides of the river. Jody Tosti has more.  Go to full article

Raging Grannies

When we think of protesters these days, many of us conjure up images of twenty-year-olds with bandanas, long hair, and multiple piercings. But there's another group attracting attention at protests, As the Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Karen Kelly reports, they call themselves the Raging Grannies.  Go to full article

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